It’s November, and that means the holidays are not very far down the road.
Thanksgiving. Hanukkah. Christmas. Kwanzaa. Festivus.
Whatever you celebrate, it is likely that food is involved.
What does this bring to mind for you?
What is wrong with this type of thinking? It comes from mindset of scarcity.
Here’s what I mean.
Has there been a time in the past few years when you didn’t have enough food to eat?
Is there a shortage of delicious food in your life on a regular basis?
If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then you have a right to approach food from the perspective of scarcity. You don’t have to read further.
But I’m guessing that you probably answered “no” to both of those questions. Chances are that you can buy or prepare delicious food any time. You can stop at the local supermarket and purchase lots of things that you love to eat. You can go to a nearby restaurant and enjoy a good meal. Do you have to go far for take-out, gourmet shops, fast food, bakeries, coffee shops or other sources of sustenance? Perhaps you have lots of great stuff right in your house right now!
If that is the case, you live in a world with an abundance of good food. There is no scarcity for you! So why do you view the holidays like they might be your last meal?
What if you approached the holidays with an abundance mindset? What if you thought:
There is so much good food in my life on a regular basis. The holidays are just another opportunity to enjoy delicious things to eat. I’m going to savor my favorite holiday foods without overeating them. I’m going to be selective because I deserve only the most delicious items. I also deserve to feel great, and I don’t feel very good when I’m stuffed.
I’ll write more about planning ahead in next week’s blog, so keep an eye out for it!
I'm passionate about helping foodies learn how to drop their excess weight for good without dieting. I help you discover what is really causing your weight problem (it isn't that you love food!), and teach you how to enjoy the foods you love while permanently losing your desire to overeat. I'd love to teach my method to you! I’m also a gourmet cook and baker who struggled with my weight for 40 years before discovering the secret of how to stop emotional eating and overeating. I am a certified life coach, arbitrator and mediator, and I live on the coast of Maine.